Great Weekend!

We had such a great time hosting our housewarming party! About 50 people ended up showing up, which was way more than I had originally anticipated. It was a blast though!


People brought SO MUCH food – it was incredible. We had stuffed breads, potato salads, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips, dip, etc! and the drinks were plentiful too! My Uncle Don makes one hell of a Margarita. I think he said the trick is to use Tito’s.

I made sure that no one drove home drunk. The last thing that I want is for someone to get pulled over and have their life ruined. So we ended up having a few people stay over. I ended up making everyone pancakes in the morning – chocolate chip, of course. People ended up helping clean up. I don’t think the apartment will ever look as good as it does now.

Bowzer had a great time, too! He got to play with all of his puppy cousins. Luckily all of the dogs are small, like he is. He does get along with big dogs, but he prefers playing with small dogs. We ended up getting the dog playpen that we had talked about and it worked out well. I’m glad that we did that instead of having a dog run setup. A dog run would have caused way too much chaos and would have allowed people to trip over the lines.


Bowzer was absolutely exhausted after the party. He ended up sleeping for a couple of days haha. I’ve never seen a jack russell so un-energetic. It does make me miss his energy, though. As much as his high energy annoys me, I really do love it. It makes me feel young LOL

Big Plans This Weekend

Bowzer and I have such big plans this weekend. We’re going to be having a housewarming party to celebrate us getting our new apartment! We have around 30 of our friends and family coming over. I’m a bit stressed out about how everything is going to go, mainly because I feel the need to entertain everyone when I am hosting. I simply cannot enjoy myself as I really should be; but that’s okay!

I’m going to go to Costco the morning of and buy a few dozen hamburgers and hotdogs. I am a natural on the grill. They call me the grill-master around these parts! Haha!

Bowzer is going to have a blast too! Our friends are all dog lovers and are going to be bringing their dogs. Puppy party at our house!

We don’t have a fenced in yard, so I’m not sure what we’re going to do about keeping the dogs in our yard. I had heard from my dog trainer about dog playpens and they seem to be a great idea. I also heard from people that I have met when hiking that they have dog playpens at home for when they’re at work and their dog loves it. I’ve been reading about solutions, such as having a dog run or getting a playpen for the dogs. The last time that we had a puppy party at my old place, the dogs ended up running all over the neighborhood. It was an unnecessary stress that we just didn’t need to have. Dog playpens have really become popular lately as more and more people are trying to contain their dogs excitement rather than have them run all around. Dog playpens provide a great way to contain your dog in a humane way – and one the dogs will enjoy. Dogs love their playpens because all of their favorite items are in the pet playpen, such as blankets, beds, and toys.

Bowzer has used a dog playpen before, at my Uncle Bob’s place. Bowzer loved being in the puppy playpen because it gave Bowzer his own safe place to run around in. Seriously, this dog playpen is going to be such an awesome purpose, I really cannot wait!

According to the weatherman, it should be a wonderful weekend to have people over. I’m particularly excited to play some corn-hole. For those not familiar with corn-hole, it involves throwing a bean bag onto a platform that has a hole in it. If you get the bean bag in the hole, then you get more points than if you were to just land the bean bag onto the platform.

Anyways, that’s all for now. I’ll let everyone know how it goes!!